Visa Requirements for Australia Passport Holders – Afghanistan (Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)

Australian citizens are required to secure a visa prior to traveling to the ­ Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. A passport with at least six months’ validity is also required.

General Requirements:

  1. Filled Visa Application form and signed personally.
  2. Two recent passport size photos.
  3. Passport with at least six months validity remaining.
  4. Registered self-addressed return envelope.

For information on the latest visa application requirements, visit the embassy’s website or contact its office at:

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

PO Box 155

Deakin West ACT 2600


Telephone: +61 (02) 6282 7311 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm)

Fax: +61 (02) 6282 7322



General Requirements – Tourist Visa:

Visiting tourists must state in details the nature of their tour and the places they intend to visit. Those visiting family or friends must furnish a letter of introduction from whom they intend to visit in Afghanistan.

General Requirements – Employment Visa:

Those whose purpose of visit is employment should also ask their employer to send a letter of introduction detailing their purpose of visit to Afghanistan to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in Kabul who will then sends authorization of issuance of Visa.

Visa Fees:

A non-refundable fee is payable upon submission of the application. All fees must be paid by money order or Bank Cheque payable to “Embassy of Afghanistan”.

NOTE: Urgent visa applications require double fees.

Single Entry Visa: AUD 125.00

Entry Visa: AUD 50.00

Transit Visa: AUD 70.00

Diplomatic Visa: Free

Official Visa: Free

Visa Fee in the Guidelines depends on the current exchange rate of Australian Dollar to US Dollar; it is fluctuating, applicants must confirm the amount by contacting the Embassy.


All visas can be processed within five working days only if the required documents are provided and that the terms and conditions are met.

Urgent visa Applications will be charged double the price.

Please note:

Those applying by mail should include a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope, large enough for the return of their passport and documents. A Certified or Registered Australian mail, or any other traceable mailing service or courier to ensure safety of your passport may be used.

The Australian Post will not accept more than one passport per small envelope (not exceeding 250mg or 5mm in thickness). Therefore, a larger self-addressed envelope (500 grams or 20mm thickness) should be attached for more than one passport.

Post all the required documents to:

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
PO Box 155
Deakin West ACT 2600

Important Notice: The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Embassy or Consulate for Afghanistan near you.

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